Chicken pox is a relatively common illness that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is typified by a rash and spots/blisters that can be very itchy. Other symptoms will include fevers and aching joints and muscles. It is not usually serious, and will usually pass harmlessly before long.
Medication is available to hasten recovery and soothe symptoms. While chicken pox is not usually dangerous, it can be a danger to people that are particularly vulnerable.
Patients should be observed to be sure they haven’t developed any symptoms that suggest a serious condition. It is highly contagious and is common among children as it can spread quickly through schools.
Symptom #1: Malaise
Every now and then we might just not feel too great. It can be difficult to put a finger on exactly what the symptoms are and it can be even harder to pinpoint a cause. This general feeling of being unwell is known as malaise and it can be caused by a wide range of factors.
Quite often, it can be a result of simply being run down, or maybe having picked up a minor bug. At other times, though, it can be a symptom of something more concerning. People that catch chicken pox will often complain of a feeling of generally being unwell.